Jaguar Driver May 2020
'This is a fascinating read, not only for the insight John Elmgreen gives into the people who cherished this car and the heroes who drove it in the 1950s, but for the detailed information he has pulled together from what must have been a time-consuming research project. When I finally got to the end of it, I thought that every D-type, and probably every C-Type, too, deserved a similarly detailed biography. Even if we overlook the important and visible role this car played in Australian motorsport over a number of years, the background information about the various circuits and the well-known names who competed against it - for example, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Bob Jane - make this, historically, a fascinating read.'
'The latter pages of the book contain a number of superb photographs of the restoration and the car as it is today, and these alone make the book worthwhile. Author John Elmgreen is a respected authority on Jaguar sports cars in Australia and has also collaborated on books about XKs there, with well-known Jaguar historian Terry McGrath.'Business Money, May 7, 2020
'The story is an enchanting one and gives me an opportunity to clarion the efforts not only of its Australian author, John Elmgreen, but also the UK-based Porter Press team, with editorial direction provided by the excellent Simon Arron and the design aspects managed by the hugely respected Martin Port. As is typical of these fine books, the photography, including a more current and extensive towards its conclusion, is of first-rate quality.'
Classic Cars, April 2020
'A fascinating book that plugs gabs in the D-type story you never realised existed.'
Classic Car Weekly, March 2022
'There's no denying the effort and research that's gone into chronicling the history of a single car. In this case, it's the racing and post-racing life of XKD 526, one of three D-types exported new to Australia. Period pictures and illustrations are joined y modern studio shots commissioned for the book. This is a very specialist title, with limited general appeal, but it really knows its stuff, and it merits shelf space if you're into Jaguar's racing history'